Abstract

A CLINICAL STUDY OF VISUAL OUTCOME AND IOP CHANGES FOLLOWING YAG-CAPSULOTOMY IN POSTOPERATIVE CATARACT PATIENTS

Author(s): Satyavathi Devi Pinipe1, Shyam Savith Varanasi2

BACKGROUND
Neodymium-doped Yttrium Aluminium Garnet (Nd:YAG) laser is a solid state laser in which Nd:YAG is used as a laser medium. Nd:YAG laser posterior capsulotomy introduced a technique for closed eye, effective and relatively safe opening of the opacified posterior capsule and laser capsulotomy rapidly became the standard of care.
The aim of the study is to study the visual outcome following Nd:YAG laser capsulotomy for posterior capsular opacification.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
This is a prospective study of 100 patients conducted in the Department of Ophthalmology, Government General Hospital, Kakinada, over a period of 2 years.
RESULTS
The observations from the study were analysed and compared with the existing studies in the literature.
CONCLUSION
Nd:YAG laser capsulotomy is safest and excellent procedure for restoring vision provided the vision loss is only due to posterior capsular opacification.
KEYWORDS
Capsular Opacification, Capsulotomy, YAG Laser, Intraocular Pressure.